Farewell Songs

That particular version of Patti Smith is long gone. She's turning 50 this year. Her trademark black hair is streaked with gray. She's a mom to a pair of teenage boys. She now is authority. And she remains a paragon to every female rocker currently screaming into a microphone. Without Patti Smith there'd be no P.J. Harvey, no Courtney Love, no Alanis Morissette or Tracy Bonham.

And without Patti Smith, there'd be no one to compose a song as moving and close to the marrow as "Farewell Reel," the closing cut on Gone Again and a fitting testament to Smith's artistry and courage. "I'll get by," she sings to her husband, "I'll salute our love/and send you a smile/and move on." Her bare voice, backed only by chiming acoustic strums, puts the album and a painful part of her life delicately to rest.

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